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shoehorn

a smooth curved implement of horn, metal, plastic, etc., inserted at the heel of a shoe to ease the foot into it
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In legacy networks, bandwidth demand is arbitrarily shoehorned into SONET/SDH-sized transport containers (OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, etc.
PATIENTS are being shoehorned into hospital clinics to meet waiting list targets over more needy sufferers, a senior doctor said yesterday.
NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience'' is aimed squarely at the gearheads, but it's also probably targeting admirers of IMAX technology, those who want to see how such a bulky, unwieldy camera can be shoehorned into spaces and capture such remarkable footage.
The remaining space is given over to a recreation zone and this too is rigorously linear, with a 25m long pool and poolside gazebo shoehorned into the widest part of the site.
Dita, 34, left, shoehorned her normally 21in waist into a corset for a Munich awards bash - leaving it smaller than a three-year-old's.
The film can sometimes be harrowing, but then Bellucci comes bounding into view wearing a low-cut tank top, and you're reminded that this is a land of make-believe where beauty and the beastly, heroism and tragedy, are shoehorned into prepackaged product, whether they belong together or not.
A resonant description of family men watering their lawns in the evening that opens the book is awkwardly shoehorned into a sequence in which Mary's brother describes his painting of same.
EVER wondered what would happen if you shoehorned an aeroplane engine into a car?
This seems shoehorned in, as Sipowicz was merely being the same old cranky guy he usually is.
Coyote Ugly'' is, at its heart, an R-rated movie aimed at frat boys shoehorned into an ungainly PG-13 body - which means, essentially, it has none of the gratuitous nudity that movies of this ilk are generally expected to have.
com carries photos of them being shoehorned into containers about six inches deep, faces squashed against the glass.
Overall, though, the lineup shows a lot of promise - ``The Steven Weber Show'' looks like a rarity, a genuinely funny comedy shoehorned in among the Must-See Thursday hits, and ``Ed'' and ``Deadline'' looking particularly strong, though they're stranded in competitive time slots.